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Old 08-07-2010, 08:28 PM   #1486
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ringspanner, man I like that. I normally call what you have pictured there a combination wrench, meaning it has one open end, and one box end. but "ringspanner" just sounds cool. What do you call the open end?
I'm from Brisbane too. I've always called it an "open ender"...

BTW Rob, I just got an email from Treischman today re the FCR in late October. I'm working on a hall pass and hope to be there.

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Old 08-07-2010, 09:47 PM   #1487
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I'm from Brisbane too. I've always called it an "open ender"...

BTW Rob, I just got an email from Treischman today re the FCR in late October. I'm working on a hall pass and hope to be there.

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Who is Treischman and what is the FCR?
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:08 AM   #1488
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Who is Treischman and what is the FCR?
Rob, I might be getting you confused. Is there another Swartzwelder who rides dual sport? The FCR is the Fall Colour Ride (or maybe it's the Fall Colour Tour) in Arkansas in a couple of months. Potential attendees are a few blokes from around the MO/KS area, most of whom have been HSTA members at some time in the past. Tom Treischmann, Jim Radcliff, Brandon Kovach, Steve Quinn, John Ladd, and Mike Wirrick....

I might have jumped the gunn, but I assumed you were the same guy. Care to join us? It's a totally different experience from your neck of the woods.

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Old 08-08-2010, 10:01 AM   #1489
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Potential attendees are a few blokes from around the MO/KS area, most of whom have been HSTA members at some time in the past. Tom Treischmann, Jim Radcliff, Brandon Kovach, Steve Quinn, John Ladd, and Mike Wirrick....
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Met a ST1300 rider from the HSTA. Thought he was from St. Louis as well. Still can recall his name, Gary Bledsoe. Is he still around?
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:07 AM   #1490
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Rob, I might be getting you confused. Is there another Swartzwelder who rides dual sport? The FCR is the Fall Colour Ride (or maybe it's the Fall Colour Tour) in Arkansas in a couple of months. Potential attendees are a few blokes from around the MO/KS area, most of whom have been HSTA members at some time in the past. Tom Treischmann, Jim Radcliff, Brandon Kovach, Steve Quinn, John Ladd, and Mike Wirrick....

I might have jumped the gunn, but I assumed you were the same guy. Care to join us? It's a totally different experience from your neck of the woods.

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LOL,

Yeah, there is another one, my brother, Bill Swartzwelder, he is wswartzwel here, and lives in AR. I grew up in AR but live in AZ now.

Oh, he got a new toy too, check this out.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=607975

That sounds like a fun ride. I need to get home to visit the family. Hmmmmmm.
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:04 PM   #1491
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LOL,

Yeah, there is another one, my brother, Bill Swartzwelder, he is wswartzwel here, and lives in AR. I grew up in AR but live in AZ now.

Oh, he got a new toy too, check this out.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=607975

That sounds like a fun ride. I need to get home to visit the family. Hmmmmmm.
Too funny. What a small world. That KTM looks niiice. I'll read the report tonight after the kids are in bed.

Cheers mate
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:40 PM   #1492
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Hey Dave..... How the hell are you!!!!! Lat time i saw you was in a blizzard after one of our January Campouts.... And you had to ride your ST1100 from Cass, AR back to St. Louis!!! Radcliff told me you had a quiver full of kids now days... bswartz (at) conwaycorp.net
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:01 PM   #1493
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Hey Dave..... How the hell are you!!!!! Lat time i saw you was in a blizzard after one of our January Campouts.... And you had to ride your ST1100 from Cass, AR back to St. Louis!!! Radcliff told me you had a quiver full of kids now days... bswartz (at) conwaycorp.net
Bill my man,

I was just about to fire off an email to Rob asking if the Swartzwelder dude in AR used to ride a Superhawk and hang out with Det and Turner !!!! That ride in the snow was a good one. Adventure touring on a fully faired sport tourer

Things are going well (if you consider a mortgage, car payments, 3 boys, and a busy job as "going well" ). I haven't done many miles over the past 5 years since No 2 came along, and it really slowed to a trickle with No 3, but things are starting to look up as the boys get a little older.

I'm working on a hall pass for the weekend before Halloween for this possible DS Fall Colour Tour. I'll keep you posted mate.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:58 PM   #1494
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Met a ST1300 rider from the HSTA. Thought he was from St. Louis as well. Still can recall his name, Gary Bledsoe. Is he still around?
Yes, Gary is still here. The HSTA (or MSTA, as it is now called) guys meet most Saturday mornings at a gas station near 6 Flags amusement park on I-44 just outside STL for a 200 mile ride.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:02 AM   #1495
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Headlight Adjustment

Anyone know how to adjust the headlight on the X Challenge.
My low light is high and the bright points at the top of the trees. Looks like it is probably a one point adjustment but want to know if anyone knows how to adjust before i tear into the whole front end.

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Old 08-11-2010, 09:08 AM   #1496
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Anyone know how to adjust the headlight on the X Challenge.
My low light is high and the bright points at the top of the trees. Looks like it is probably a one point adjustment but want to know if anyone knows how to adjust before i tear into the whole front end.

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One screw on each side. Loosen them,adjust headlight with hand, tighten screws. Open throttle and hang on!
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:20 AM   #1497
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Headlight

That was quick

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Old 08-11-2010, 12:02 PM   #1498
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Turning off ABS

I ride more dirt than street with the xchallenge. Seems like everytime I stop and turn the bike off and then I turn it back on, I forget to disable the abs.

Is there a way to turn off the abs or maybe set the default to off when starting?
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:13 PM   #1499
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I ride more dirt than street with the xchallenge. Seems like everytime I stop and turn the bike off and then I turn it back on, I forget to disable the abs.

Is there a way to turn off the abs or maybe set the default to off when starting?
pull the fuse, I hate ABS as I ride 75-90% in the dirt, and I kept forgetting also, after a couple good scares I just pulled the fuse, I put a small piece of tape over the red light.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:39 AM   #1500
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I ride more dirt than street with the xchallenge. Seems like everytime I stop and turn the bike off and then I turn it back on, I forget to disable the abs.

Is there a way to turn off the abs or maybe set the default to off when starting?
I've seen KTM guys put a spacer on the bolt that holds each ABS sensor so it is farther away from the sensor ring and this disables it also they say. I need to try something myself, just did all the passes around Ouray / Telluride, CO (yes even Black Bear) and I was *SO* careful to turn off the ABS and always looking at the light, but it is a pain to stress about it!

What else is on this fuse circuit that has the ABS? Nothing (don't have the manual handy).
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